Barry and Met find out UEL opponents
11 June 2019

Barry and Met find out UEL opponents

The Preliminary Round Draw of the UEFA Europa League took place at UEFA HQ in Nyon today (11 June) as Barry Town United and Cardiff Met discovered their opponents. 

Barry Town United will play Cliftonville from Northern Ireland, while Cardiff Met are up against Luxembourg outfit Progrès Niederkorn.

Barry Town will be home in the first leg of their tie at Leckwith Stadium, Cardiff on Thursday, 27 June with the away leg being played a week later on 4 July. 

Cardiff Met will be away in the first leg of their tie and will also play their home leg at Leckwith Stadium. 

Barry's opponents Cliftonville, are Ireland’s oldest football club, formed in 1879. Last season, Cliftonville finished fifth in their league before beating Coleraine and Glentoran in the UEFA Europa League play-offs.

Meanwhile, Met's opposition Progrés ply their trade in the Luxembourg National Division and are three times domestic league winners, however, they have not won any major silverware since the 1981 league title. Last season Progrés finished fourth in the league.

Connah's Quay Nomads were not involved in today's Europa League draw as they will enter the competition in the next round. 

[Photos: UEFA]